Talk about summoning Geagea for interrogation fuels fears, and the timing of Aoun’s visit to Bkerke is remarkable


Tension continues against the background of the Tayouneh events, which cast a legal and political shadow on the general reality in the country. After Judge Fadi Akiki issued a subpoena to hear the testimony of the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, the decision was suspended by the Cassation Prosecutor, who later denied the decision to freeze, considering that the matter is being followed up by the relevant authorities to see if the party that should listen to Geagea is the Intelligence Directorate, where detainees are investigated, or the Military Court.

As “electronic news” pointed out that the court could not summon Geagea before the investigations were completed and the file was referred to it, it quoted political sources as saying that this procedure is an attempt to surround Geagea and make him fall into a contradiction, as he refuses to come to testify, while he wants other officials to go. To testify before Judge Tariq Al-Bitar.”Al-Anbaa” added that all these files were present in a meeting between Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi and Army Commander Joseph Aoun. Al-Rahi’s position was clear about rejecting any politicization of the investigations, or diverting them from their course, to target any party or install files for them.

An-Nahar wrote that fears of the repercussions of targeting a particular political group, the “Lebanese Forces” and its president, Samir Geagea, have become in a very dangerous stage, after criticism and negative data escalated about the step of requesting Geagea’s summons unilaterally, and before the truth of what is happening in the ongoing investigations became clear.And “Nidaa Al-Watan” wrote: Yesterday, the scene was topped by the image of the meeting that brought together Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi with the commander of the army, General Joseph Aoun, in the patriarchal edifice, because of the sovereign and national dimensions it held, especially in light of Al-Ra’i’s simultaneous praise for the role of the military institution and the official security forces “in Ha’ul.” without the security chaos on the street,” while expressing his refusal to “return to attempts to isolate, arbitrary accusations, and sectarian mobilization,” in an indirect reference to the issue of the Tayouneh events. Which was directly confirmed by Bkerke sources by emphasizing to “Nidaa Al-Watan” that “everyone must appeal to the legitimacy of the state and not to the law of the state” in this case, explaining that “the investigation must include the aggressor first before the victim, it does not exclude the aggressor and is limited to the victim only. “.
As it became clear that the Maronite Patriarch focused before the army commander on the need for the investigations into the events of October 14 to include “all parties without any discretion,” the sources pointed out in this context the importance of “not politicizing the issue and trying to target the “Lebanese Forces” and its leader, especially since the team that conducted He promotes the theory of Samir Geagea’s return to Yarzeh prison as an armed militia with all its equipment.” Accordingly, the sources stressed that “Bkerke will not allow the re-installation of files, such as the file of Our Lady of Salvation Church or similar to the files that were installed during the time of the Syrian occupation,” warning that Any “attempts to bargain or choose between the political “head” of the forces and torpedoing the investigation into the port explosion,” she added, “We will not be subject to blackmail, and we will not allow the Tayouneh events to be used to eliminate the port investigation.”

Al-Akhbar wrote: Yesterday, Al-Ra’i received the army chief and officers involved in the investigations. However, military sources confirmed that the visit was previously scheduled, and had nothing to do with recent developments. Bkerke sources also confirmed that the visit “was agreed upon earlier, but it was postponed more than once due to the successive developments.” She added that the patriarch and the army commander conducted “a general horizon tour, and it is natural for you to address the recent security events, but not from a specific angle.” And whether Bkerke had contacted the army in advance regarding the detainees, the sources said that the shepherd “asked the army commander in a general way about what happened, but not for any specific purpose. His bliss is with justice and that it is above all, and that everyone who erred is held accountable, and there is no umbrella over anyone’s head.” The Patriarch did not put red lines above any party or person, and he does not interfere in the work of the security or judicial agencies.
Lebanese Forces sources, for their part, said that “communication with Bkerki has been ongoing since the incident, and Bkerke is concerned with what happened at the time in Ain al-Rummaneh and what happened after that, but the forces did not request any intervention from Bkerki with the army because it is in constant contact with him. But it is natural that Be in Bkirki informed and follow up on what happened.”

Asharq Al-Awsat quoted sources close to Bkerke that the sponsor “does not cover any perpetrator, and demands justice for all and that accountability be for all perpetrators, provided that it is not discretionary,” stressing that the sponsor’s position is “principal and does not favor anyone, and stresses that justice is The law is above all, and any perpetrator must be held accountable.”

Sources briefed on the meeting’s atmosphere told Al-Diyar that it falls within the framework of the periodic meetings between the patriarch and the army commander, who was planning to go up to Bkerke before the Tayouneh events, but his preoccupation with what happened made him postpone his visit. The sources indicated that General Aoun kept the sponsor in the latest developments and in the ongoing investigations into the incident.

“Al-Binaa” wrote: “There is anticipation for how Geagea will respond to Akiki’s decision and whether he will be represented or not, on the pretext of discretion in dealing with the judiciary, despite the fact that Geagea has always supported and supported the summonses of the judicial investigator in the bombing of Beirut Port, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar, which confirms that Geagea’s approach to work The judiciary is linked to the compatibility of its decisions, its political and personal interests, and the foreign projects it serves.

The Maronite Patriarchate had announced, through its account on Twitter, its refusal to “return to ready-made slogans, attempts to isolate and compromise settlements, arbitrary accusations, sectarian mobilization, and the separatist media.” The Patriarchate affirmed its refusal to return to “fabricating files against this or that group, choosing people as holocaust rams, and replacing justice with revenge.”


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